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Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Health nutrition and functional medicine; practical, evidenced-based and cost-effective information for optimum digestive, thyroid, immune and hormonal health. Dr Michael Ruscio shares the most effective and efficient techniques for using diet, nutrition and functional medicine to improve digestive, thyroid, immune, hormonal and overall health.
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Oct 26, 2020

Did you know that healthy foods may harm you? Despite common advice, dietary fiber for constipation isn’t always the right thing, and if you have histamine intolerance, high histamine foods may increase your digestive symptoms. In today’s video, I discuss why perfectly healthy foods sometimes aren’t right for an individual, and how you should look at elimination diets. https://drruscio.com/healthy-foods-may-harm-you

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 21, 2020

The GI MAP stool test is widely used in functional medicine and integrative medicine practices, but how should it be best interpreted? In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom Fabian from Diagnostic Solutions Lab — the home of the GI MAP — explains how to use the GI MAP in practice, and shares several important clinical correlations of key GI MAP markers and how to use those results for appropriate action. https://drruscio.com/how-to-interpret-the-gi-map-stool-test

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 14, 2020

Lack of deep breathing can contribute to distention, bloating, gut pain, and other GI symptoms. In this podcast, UCSF Professor and researcher Erik Peper explains the profound power of deep breathing and biofeedback, how shallow breathing increases the stress response, and how to improve your gut health through good breathing technique. https://drruscio.com/an-overlooked-cause-of-distention-bloating

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 12, 2020

If you have high TSH levels, what should you do? Many functional providers mistakenly misdiagnose patients as hypothyroid unnecessarily. In today’s video, learn the truth about elevated TSH levels, and how to tell if you need thyroid medication or not. https://drruscio.com/high-tsh-levels-what-should-you-do

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 7, 2020

Your questions answered: FMT for C. diff, coughing after eating, Rifaximin dose, red-light therapy for fatigue, spore-based probiotics and their effects on SIBO. http://drruscio.com/listener-questions-on-fmt-for-c-diff-coughing-after-eating

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Oct 5, 2020

Adrian had constant brain fog, joint pain, and fatigue. He used the recommendations in Healthy Gut, Healthy You to restore his gut health. Learn more about how Adrian used probiotics, the elemental diet, and targeted dietary changes to feel better. https://drruscio.com/chronic-brain-fog-joint-pain-and-fatigue-resolved

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 30, 2020

Overuse of herbal antimicrobials in a quest to get SIBO breath test results to normalize can cause bad effects for patients. I share a case study illustrating how this practice led the patient to develop C. difficile infection. I also share the results of two studies comparing probiotics to the antibiotic Rifaximin for IBS and SIBO that suggest probiotics are similarly effective. https://drruscio.com/overuse-of-herbal-antimicrobials-probiotics

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 28, 2020

Today’s podcast reviews a Future of Functional Medicine Review issue, a case study of a woman who was inappropriately diagnosed as hypothyroid. I also review study comparing probiotics to rifaximin for treatment of constipation and IBS, and a study that erroneously linked probiotics with brain fog. https://drruscio.com/questioning-incorrect-hypothyroid-diagnosis

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 23, 2020

Thyroid and SIBO health challenges are often overmanaged in functional medicine practices, which costs patients unnecessary money. In today’s podcast, I share two case studies that show why it’s important to be circumspect when treating thyroid health challenges and gut health challenges. https://drruscio.com/gut-thyroid-and-sibo-case-studies

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 21, 2020

In today’s podcast, I answer listener questions about the connection between gut health and hair regrowth, how increased stress from the COVID crisis could affect gut symptoms, whether immunoglobulins can bind mold and mycotoxins, and other questions about die off reactions, the elemental diet, and soil based probiotics. https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-hair-regrowth-reducing-covid-stress-mycotoxins

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 16, 2020

In this podcast episode, I summarize the March 2020 issue of the Future of Functional Medicine Review clinician newsletter. This includes a summary of a systematic review on the low FODMAP diet, a case study that showcases the all-too-common wasteful application of functional medicine testing and treatment, and important studies that should guide the clinical approach to hypothyroidism. https://drruscio.com/functional-medicine-testing-waste

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 14, 2020

Birth control pills are one of the most commonly used forms of contraception, but they have clearly documented risks. In today’s podcast, Harvard-trained gynecologist Dr. Sara Gottfried shares the risks and side effects of oral contraception, and healthier birth control options. https://drruscio.com/what-is-the-safest-form-of-birth-control

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 9, 2020

Which is more environmentally friendly: an omnivorous or vegetarian diet? In today’s podcast, I meet with Robb Wolf, Paleo diet advocate and Greg Schwartz, political ecologist and vegan to discuss. In a discussion that ranged from sustainable food systems and regenerative farming to greenhouse gases, we discovered more common ground than you might imagine. https://drruscio.com/climate-change-debate-carnivorous-vs-vegan-diet

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 7, 2020

I’m constantly following the new probiotics research, and updating my articles and resources. In today’s podcast, I review the most recent relevant probiotics studies. I’ve also had some recent health issues that have taught me some new lessons, and have moved my clinic to Austin, TX, so I share my latest personal news. https://drruscio.com/probiotic-research-updates

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Aseem Desai calls atrial fibrillation the Afib epidemic, as 1 in 4 people over age 40 will develop the disease. In today’s podcast, we discuss Afib causes and risk factors, Afib triggers, and how early intervention and detection can improve outcomes. https://drruscio.com/atrial-fibrillation

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 31, 2020

Meditation is proven to help improve physical and mental health. In today’s podcast, Josephine Atluri helps you understand how to use deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness of the present moment to feel well, whether you’re new to meditation, or already experienced. https://drruscio.com/meditation-advanced-techniques

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 26, 2020

Fertility is only important when you need it. In this podcast, renowned fertility expert Dr. Shahin Ghadir discusses infertility causes and reasons, infertility rates, and how to preserve female and male fertility. https://drruscio.com/fertility-dos-and-donts

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 24, 2020

After time spent in Asia led to chronic stomach pain and brain fog, Mark used the Healthy Gut, Healthy You protocol to heal. Learn how Mark recovered using diet, probiotics, antimicrobials and more in the right order at the right time. https://drruscio.com/how-mark-healed-brain-fog-and-stomach-pain

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 19, 2020

Cell phone radiation and EMFs are now ubiquitous, and they can cause numerous health impacts. In today’s podcast, Daniel DeBaun, a former telecommunications engineer and executive, shares what you need to know about the health effects of EMF radiation and how to minimize your risk. https://drruscio.com/cell-phone-radiation-emf-electrical-pollution/

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 17, 2020

Probiotics need to be used properly to get their intended benefit. In today’s podcast, I talk about the 3-for-Balance protocol I recommend in the clinic and explain why using three probiotics together is best. I also share a case study from Phyllis, who used the 3-for-Balance protocol to dramatically improve her SIBO. https://drruscio.com/the-most-effective-probiotic-protocol-on-the-market

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 12, 2020

Mold toxicity and mold illness can be very difficult to heal and treat. In this podcast, mold expert Dr. Neil Nathan shares his wisdom gleaned from treating thousands of patients with mold toxicity about how to succeed. https://drruscio.com/navigating-mold-toxicity-treatment

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Aug 10, 2020

Meet George, who is using an elemental diet to relieve his C. difficile symptoms of chronic diarrhea and food intolerance. George shares his story, we discuss FMT and probiotics for C. diff, and I answer his question about how to reintroduce food after an elemental diet. https://drruscio.com/elemental-dieting-provides-relief-from-c-diff

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Aug 5, 2020

The modified paleo diet called the Wahls protocol, developed by Dr. Terry Wahls to address her multiple sclerosis, can be a powerful diet for autoimmune and gut healing. In this episode, Dr. Wahls shares what really helps patients change their diet, what to include and avoid on the protocol, and whether adapting the protocol for gut health is ok. https://drruscio.com/a-nutrient-dense-paleo-diet-for-autoimmunity

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

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Aug 3, 2020

Did you know that joint pain and arthritis can be related to your gut health? Meet Ron, who used the protocol in Healthy Gut, Healthy You, and resolved his shoulder pain, plus low-grade digestive discomfort within a few short months. https://drruscio.com/relief-from-shoulder-pain

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

Jul 29, 2020

How do you find true health? In this episode, Paul Chek explores how unapologetically being yourself, facing your true stress, and living a life of purpose can help you reach your full healing potential, whether you’re a patient or practitioner.
https://drruscio.com/god-medicine-and-being-yourself

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/

Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources

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